A running buddy told me this am that a recent Newsweek article described a new theory of weight lifting. I searched SDMB for the last 30 days and found no q. regarding it, which I find quite surprising. I didn’t read the article, but he said the theory is as follows: You perform the weight lifting only once a week, since you’ll need that much time for your muscles to recover. You will gain 50% more muscle fibers than any other method. What you have to do is perform the concentric part of the weight lifting v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y, taking 14 seconds to do it. My buddy said, upon questioning, that the article stated to do 10 reps and one set, but I don’t think he was so sure about that.
My buddy said that a friend of his, an experienced weight lifter, tried it and his muscles afterwards were never so sore.
Those of you who read the article and have tried it, what has been your experience? Does this really work? Does any one have a theory why it should work?